Müstair is a village in the Val Müstair municipality in the district of Inn in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The village has a population of 748, and is located at an altitude of 1273 meters.
The main tourist attraction in the area is the Benedictine Convent of Saint John.
The Abbey of Saint John is an ancient Benedictine monastery in the Swiss village of Müstair. By reason of its exceptionally well-preserved heritage of Carolingian art, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.
Charlemagne, king of the Franks, was a patron of the Convent of Saint John Müstair. It is believed that the abbey was established ca. 780 by a bishop of Chur, perhaps under orders from Charlemagne. The abbey was located along the Val Müstair pass over the Alps from Italy and was fortified to allow it to control the pass.
The Holy Cross Chapel in Müstair is one of the outstanding religious buildings of Carolingian architecture in Europe.
After the Convent, I walked around in the little village of Müstair.
Müstair was a quiet, peaceful and clean village. Residents were very friendly.